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We have 10 new, original songs recorded and we need help to finish mixing, mastering, and press a limited edition vinyl.
We have 10 new, original songs recorded and we need help to finish mixing, mastering, and press a limited edition vinyl.
We have 10 new, original songs recorded and we need help to finish mixing, mastering, and press a limited edition vinyl.
116 backers pledged $10,710 to help bring this project to life.

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Rob Faucette and The C Words Are Making a Vinyl Record!

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Hi, I'm Rob Faucette. I grew up outside of Chattanooga Tennessee and I live in Los Angeles, where I write, record and perform as Rob Faucette and the C Words.

Me, Rob!
Me, Rob!

When I was a kid, I'd walk around the woods with a transistor radio, listening to top 40 on the AM radio. I'd write parody songs, short stories, and poems and bang on the piano and mess around on the guitar but it wasn't until my 20s, as my first real relationship was falling apart, that I taught myself to play the guitar so I could write the songs that were in my head.

Click below to listen to Great Golden Lounge in the Sky from 2013:

I came out to Los Angeles to go to art school. I used to write songs and play guitar literally while the paint dried. Out of art school, I realized music suited my creativity much more than visual art. The craft of a song, from the first line or melody, to the finished song, and then to the recording of it is a process that I fell in love with. In the past couple of years, I've moved from making recordings in the bedroom to the garage, and I've slowly been building a recording studio piece by piece because I enjoy the process so much and learn with each project.

Damn Old Heart was fully recorded in the garage, and it's where I met Dan (on drums and bucket) the Original C Word:

 

Me and The C Word(s)
Me and The C Word(s)

I made it a goal a few years ago to record and put out an album every year.  Here's Live it Up from 2015:

This new album, Rob Faucette and the C Words, is almost finished, but I need help to make it real!

The Record

Mock Up Cover for the Record
Mock Up Cover for the Record

 

Here's what Missing Exits, one of the ten new songs, sounded like before we went into the studio:

We are excited to finish this album and get it out into the world! If you'd like to check out a full album, Click to hear Damn Old Heart tracks on BandCamp:

The Damn Old Heart
The Damn Old Heart

With your help, they can sound as awesome as they do in my head.  I think most musicians make music to fill a space, a sound they can't find elsewhere.  For me, for the first time, this new album is the closest I've gotten: Strong lyrics with the vocal right up front, the strong strum of an acoustic guitar, drums, and a bass that drives it all along, with the occasional electric guitar that is there for melody, not show.

I really appreciate your taking your time to read all the way down here and hopefully you can see/hear how much I put into these songs.

Below, please find original paintings as a part of the Rewards Section.

It Girl | $40 Pledge | Stencil and Paint on Album Cover
It Girl | $40 Pledge | Stencil and Paint on Album Cover
Pattern | $85 Pledge | Original Oil on Canvas | 9" x 9"
Pattern | $85 Pledge | Original Oil on Canvas | 9" x 9"
Dainty Original Painting | $120 Pledge | Oil on Linen | 8" x 20"
Dainty Original Painting | $120 Pledge | Oil on Linen | 8" x 20"
Hunky Dory | $200 | Original Painting | Oil on Linen | 9" x 9"
Hunky Dory | $200 | Original Painting | Oil on Linen | 9" x 9"
Famous Unknowns | $150 Pledge | Original Painting | Ink on Paper, Framed | 22" x 24"
Famous Unknowns | $150 Pledge | Original Painting | Ink on Paper, Framed | 22" x 24"
Manet's Girl Friend | $275 Pledge | Oil on Linen on Panel | 15" x 11"
Manet's Girl Friend | $275 Pledge | Oil on Linen on Panel | 15" x 11"
St Francis Solo | $400 pledge | Original Painting | 8" x 12"
St Francis Solo | $400 pledge | Original Painting | 8" x 12"
Woody Guthrie | $450 Pledge | Oil on Linen on Floated Panel | 13" x 13"
Woody Guthrie | $450 Pledge | Oil on Linen on Floated Panel | 13" x 13"
Gilbert and George | $1800 Pledge | Original Painting | Oil on Linen on Panel | 43" x 42"
Gilbert and George | $1800 Pledge | Original Painting | Oil on Linen on Panel | 43" x 42"

 

Hi Paw!
Hi Paw!

 In case you are interested, here is my unique pie chart, demonstrating where all the money goes:

A breakdown of costs
A breakdown of costs

 

Risks and challenges

Making quality sounding music into finished and physical formats takes time and costs money. There are a number of people involved, from the musicians we employ to play on songs, the engineers and their studio time, and the artists who help us with cover art. Then there's mixing and mastering, all of which takes someone hours to do. And making a vinyl record takes a lot of time (there are a limited number of vinyl presses in the country, and the big labels have priority over little folks like us) so that once a project is complete and ready to be pressed, we have to wait, up to 4-6 months, who knows? The good thing is that this album is fully tracked and recorded, we just need your help and patience to get the project completed and over the finish line, to help pay our Mix and Mastering costs, the musicians at the end who came in and worked on a song or two, and the physical costs of making CDs and Vinyl. We will do our best to set realistic dates when you can expect your record, but it will not be nearly as quick as a digital download or a CD.

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    A Cool Cat's thank you

    Without your help we can't make this record. Thank you in advance for your support.

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    Just Digital

    Easy peasy, lemon squeezey. For your $10 you're going to get a digital download of the new album. There's 10 songs, so it's a buck a song!!

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    Get Physical- The CD

    Get a physical copy of the new album in Compact Disc form.

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    The Front and Back Catalog

    You're going to get a digital download of the new album. As well you're going to get a digital copy of 9 never released Rob Faucette songs.

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    Digital C Words Package

    You get a digital download of Damn Old Heart and a digital download of the new album.

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    Damn Old Heart Package

    Digital Download of Damn Old Heart, plus the Damn Old Heart CD and a rare Damn Old Heart sticker

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    Eye on the Prize THE VINYL RECORD

    This is the main event! We are going to press a limited number of the Rob Faucette and the C Words Vinyl record. The digital download has an estimated delivery date of March 2018.

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    It Girl - Original Artwork

    Pick up an original Rob Faucette painting on a reclaimed album cover! This is a portrait of Evelyn Nesbit, one of Hollywood's original "It" girls nearly 100 years ago! Each painting was made with a hand cut stencil, and then hand embellished with paint. View image on the left if you're at a desktop, or under Read More About the Campaign if you're on a mobile device.

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    Physical C Words Package

    You're going to get the shiny vinyl of the new album, and a CD copy of Damn Old Heart.

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    The Whole Enchilada

    A CD of Damn Old Heart, the new album on Vinyl, as well as a digital download of last year's "Good Bye Amy Radio" and "Late Nite Lo-Fi Country Jukebox"

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    Pattern | Original Painting

    You get this awesome, one-of-a kind original painting along with the digital download of the new album. View image on the left if you're at a desktop, or under Read More About the Campaign if you're on a mobile device. It is signed on the back, oil on canvas stretched on wood panel.

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    Dainty | Original Painting

    Get this one-of-a kind original Rob Faucette painting along with a digital download of the new album. Show the world you're never Not fancy!! View image on the left if you're at a desktop, or under Read More About the Campaign if you're on a mobile device.

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    Famous Unknowns | Original Painting

    You get this one-of-a kind original painting on paper of a baseball club from the turn of the century. View image on the left if you're at a desktop, or under Read More About the Campaign if you're on a mobile device. You also get the digital download of the new album. This comes framed and ready to hang.

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    A song just for you

    We will write a song just for you. If you want a song about your favorite pup, we got ya. A song for your kiddo's birthday, you got it! **Your song will be at least a minute and we will not cuss unless you really want us to. We retain the right to use the song(s) on future albums but it will be written just for you.

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    Hunky Dory | Original Painting

    You get this one-of-a-kind original oil painting plus the digital download of the new album. View image on the left if you're at a desktop, or under Read More About the Campaign if you're on a mobile device.

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    Manet's Girl Friend | Original Painting

    You get this awesome one-of-a kind oil painting from the good ol' days of Girl Friend Beer. In the style of old advertisements, this will make your bar! I've always been super fond of this painting. View image on the left if you're at a desktop, or under Read More About the Campaign if you're on a mobile device.

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    St. Francis Solo | Original Painting

    St. Francis with a Solo cup, you know you want it! You get this one-of-a-kind original oil painting plus the digital download of the new album. View image on the left if you're at a desktop, or under Read More About the Campaign if you're on a mobile device.

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    Woody Guthrie | Original Painting

    My original hero. I learned to play guitar and write songs listening to him and studying his songs. You get this one-of-a-kind original oil painting plus the digital download of the new album. View image on the left if you're at a desktop, or under Read More About the Campaign if you're on a mobile device.

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    Yours for a night

    We will play a 2 hour set for you. A party, a business, an event. Perhaps a private session. Either way we are yours for a night. We can perform as schedules permit once the campaign has ended. The digital download has an estimated delivery date of March 2018 and the record, with it's extremely long lead time has an expected delivery of October 2018. We'll bring you the record when we play or make sure you get one after the fact!! This does not include transportation or lodging if you are outside of the Los Angeles area.

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    Dan Shaves His Beard Off!

    Dan will shave his beard. We will send you a picture, and the beard if you want, it's all yours!

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    Executive Producer

    Your name listed on the back cover of the vinyl record for all to see!

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    Gilbert and George | Original Painting

    One of my favorite paintings...I hand mixed this blue and I've never been able to mix this color again. It's linen wrapped on a wood panel that I built from scratch, and it sort of floats off the wall. Taken from a found photograph of two men wearing the same tie, yet the top had been torn off. You get this one-of-a-kind original oil painting plus the digital download of the new album. View image on the left if you're at a desktop, or under Read More About the Campaign if you're on a mobile device.

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